Hearing Aids & Technology
Hearing aids are the most popular hearing loss solution. Today’s hearing aids utilize the latest technology and come in a wide range of styles to suit your needs and preferences. At Andros Audiology in Inver Grove Heights, MN, our audiologists work closely with patients, providing a wide range of services and educating them on the nature of their hearing loss and what devices are best to provide maximum results. Our goal is to protect your hearing and overall health!
Trusted Brands & Innovative Technology to Enhance Your Hearing
Brands of Hearing Aids
Hearing aids have made significant technological advancements over the years. Because Andros Audiology is an independently owned company, we have access to all major brands and work hard to find the right fit for our unique patients. Brands we work with include:
Styles of Hearing Aids
Today, you have a wide range of choices when picking out hearing aids. Modern hearing aids are subtle, and some aren’t even visible in the ear. Our audiologists will work with you to determine which style will best suit your needs. We offer:
• Invisible-In-The-Canal Hearing Aids (IIC)
• Completely-In-Canal Hearing Aids (CIC)
• Behind-The-Ear Hearing Aids (BTE)
• Receiver-In-Canal Hearing Aids (RIC)
• In-The-Ear Hearing Aids (ITEO)
• In-The-Canal Hearing Aids (ITC)
Hearing Aid Services
Andros Audiology not only fits state-of-the-art hearing aid technology, we also service and maintain hearing aids, even if they weren’t purchased from us (charges may apply). We provide warranties, batteries, service, and repair with all of our hearing aids. We offer routine clean and check appointments to ensure your devices stay in top condition and continue to meet your needs for years to come.
Hearing Aid Accessories
Hearing aid accessories are designed to make your hearing aids easier to use and more effective. The latest trend in hearing aid accessories is technology through which you can connect your hearing aids to your smartphone, computer or tablet. This allows you to stream your calls, music, and other audio right through your hearing aids, as well as use your phone as a remote to control the volume and other settings in your hearing aids. Smartphones not your thing? We also offer remote microphones, TV streaming devices, remote controls and more!
Hearing Protection & Molds
Earplugs help block out surrounding noise and protect your ear from intense sound, water, and other damage. At Andros Audiology, our doctors can dispense custom earplugs to fit comfortably and functionally in your ears.
• Industrial Workers
• Pilot Headsets
• Racing Receivers
• Medical Practitioners
Q: How can I tell if I have hearing loss?
You may have hearing loss if you find yourself needing others to repeat what they say, if you can’t hear speech clearly, if you are hearing noises in your ears, or you struggle to hear when there is background noise or many people around you.
Q: What should I do if I think I have hearing loss?
It is very important to visit an audiologist as soon as possible if you think you have hearing loss. We will help determine the treatment plan that is right for you, to enhance your hearing and prevent further damage.
Q: Who should get hearing aids?
Our audiologists will be able to tell you if you are right for hearing aids by performing a series of hearing assessments and analyzing your results. If you have hearing loss and want to prevent the consequences of untreated hearing loss, hearing aids will probably be successful for you.
Q: Should I wear hearing aids in one or both ears?
If your hearing ability is the same in both ears, we will recommend hearing aids for both ears. However, if your hearing ability is different in both ears, we may recommend just wearing one hearing aid.
Q: Will hearing aids increase my hearing loss?
If your hearing aids are set to the correct settings, they will not increase your hearing loss. However, you should still protect your hearing when you are in very loud environments.
Q: What should I expect when I first start wearing hearing aids?
Hearing aids require an adjustment period, but this adjustment period will end sooner if you wear your hearing aids as often as possible. You will probably find that you are now able to pick up on sounds that you did not hear before or have not been able to hear for a while. This may be overwhelming at first, but after a few weeks of consistently wearing your hearing aids, you will adjust. Our audiologists will probably ask to see you several times during the first few weeks of you wearing your hearing aids, to track your progress and adjust your hearing aids’ settings as needed.
Q: Why are hearing aids so expensive?
When receiving hearing aids from an audiologist, you are receiving professional services throughout the entire process, including fitting and follow-up appointments. Cheaper mail order hearing aids do not include professional service, and therefore the risk of picking the wrong hearing aids or having problems with your hearing aids increases. Our audiologists also provide the highest standard of hearing aid technology, to ensure that you are receiving the best results. The price you pay is an important investment in not only your hearing but your overall health and wellbeing.
Q: What should I do if my hearing aids aren’t working?
Often, ear wax is to blame for decreased functionality of your hearing aids. Be sure to check your hearing aids for ear wax and to remove any wax with the pick or brush that is included with your hearing aids. You should clean your hearing aids every day to ensure they work properly.
If ear wax isn’t the problem, your hearing aid batteries may be weakened or dead. In this case, replace it with a new battery.
If neither of these solutions work, call us and we will be happy to help solve the problem.
Q: Besides hearing aids, what are my other options?
We also can provide assistive listening devices (ALDs) for patients with hearing loss. ALDs help people to hear better in particular scenarios, such as watching TV or attending church. We can also provide devices that help people hear certain sounds, such as doorbells and alarms. If you have trouble hearing people on the phone, a telephone amplifier may be right for you. Our audiologists can help you decide on the ALD that is best for your unique needs.